4 Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes to Get Your Day Off to a Flying Start

Does this sound familiar?

Your alarm goes off. You want to hit snooze but you've remembered you have to out of the house on time, if not early. Why didn't you fill up with petrol on your way home!

You wrangle the kids out of bed...they never wanted to sleep when they were babies, now they never want to be awake. You make them breakfast. Cajole them into the bathroom. Shout every five minutes, 'you're going to be late'. And finally, with one minute to spare you're ready to leave.  

But wait. You didn't have time for a decent breakfast. 

You grab a piece of cold toast and eat it on the way to the car. 

Phew. 

That doesn't really get your day off to a flying start does it?

The thing is, breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day. It breaks the overnight fast and sets you up for the day. So, by not giving it much thought you're not doing yourself any justice.

I know it's difficult. Believe me, I know. But don't you deserve it. 

Don't you deserve something tasty and healthy for breakfast?

Well, I think you do. So here are 4 ideas for you to try. 

And the best part, ALL of them take less than 10 minutes to prepare. They could be prepared the night before, and most could be easily taken to work for you to enjoy in peace. 

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes - Matcha Overnight Oats

Matcha overnight oats, get it ready the night before, what could be easier?

What you need...

  • 1/2 tsp. matcha powder
  • 2 tbsp. hot water
  • 1/2 cup (50g) rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. chai seeds
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup (125g) Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 1 tsp. desiccated coconut, unsweetened

What you need to do...

In a small bowl, combine the matcha and boiled water and whisk until smooth.

In a jar or container combine the oats, chai seeds. Add the milk, yogurt, honey and matcha paste. Stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 5 days. 

To serve, stir and top with the kiwi and sprinkle of coconut. 

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes - Chocolate Overnight Oats

What you need...

  • ½ cup (50g) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup (85g) Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup (120ml) almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp. cocoa powder 

What you need to do...

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or a jar. Leave to sit in the fridge overnight, then add your favourite toppings (optional) in the morning before you eat.

For all of you chocolate fans out there...chocolate overnight oats

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes - Omelette with Cottage Cheese and Basil

Omelette with cottage cheese and basil a great way to start the day

What you need...

  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. oil or butter
  • bunch fresh basil
  • 200g cottage cheese
  • 12 cherry tomatoes

What you need to do...

Beat the eggs with the water and season with salt and pepper. 

Heat ¼ oil in a frying pan and bake 1 thin omelette, repeat until you have 4 omelettes. Keep them warm under aluminium foil.

Chop the basil finely and mix with the cottage cheese. Season with freshly ground pepper. 

Cut the tomatoes into quarters. Divide the cottage cheese and tomato over the omelettes and roll them up. Cut diagonally and serve immediately.

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes - Breakfast Salad Bowl

What you need...

  • 2 slices bread of choice
  • 2 handfuls salad leaves per bowl
  • 2 baby cucumbers, sliced
  • 2.6 oz. (75g) feta cheese, cubed  
  • 2.6 oz. (75g) blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. honey
  •  ½ lemon, juiced
breakfast salad bowl, quick, easy and yummy

What you need to do...

Toast the bread and tear into small pieces.

Assemble the salad in large bowls. Place two handfuls of salad leaves in each dish, top with sliced cucumber, feta cheese, and blueberries, then sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.   

Lastly drizzle with olive oil, honey, and lemon juice. 

Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes - Which one for you?

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. And I love nothing more than sitting down at a table, with my family, drinking coffee and juice, and generally hanging it out as long as possible.

But that’s not always possible. In fact, it very rarely is possible.

So, instead I turn to these recipes. Ones that take just a few moments to prepare, and can even been done the night before.

Which one will you try?

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